Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 16, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 01/16/2013 4:45:59 AM PST by Vision
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer...for I have overcome the world. (John 16:33, AMP)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
When trials and challenges come, its easy to feel overwhelmed or discouraged. You may feel lost or uncertain about the future. Thats when we need to turn our hearts and minds to God because He has promised that no matter what we face, we can have His perfect peace. We can feel His perfect love. We can have confidence because He has already overcome the world.
The key is that we have to keep an eternal perspective. We have to know that the trials that come our way are only temporary. We may experience tragedy or loss in this life, but with God on our side, we have the ultimate victory in eternity. We may have seasons of grief or sadness here on earth, but He is our comforter, and in the end, He will wipe away every tear from our eyes.
Remember, when difficulties arise, focus on the fact that you have the ultimate victory. Dont let fear paralyze you; instead, put your faith and hope in God. Those things that the enemy meant for evil, God will turn around for your good. Hell lead you out stronger, wiser and more alive than ever before.
A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your perfect peace. Even when things dont make sense, I choose to trust You. Even when I dont feel victorious, I know that with You, I am always an overcomer. I choose to put my faith and hope in You today knowing that I will never be disappointed in Jesus name. Amen.